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Aug 26, 2017

2016 Employer Skills Gap Survey
The Regional Skills Gap Initiative, started by the Eau Claire Area EDC in fall of 2012, brought organizations across the public and private sectors together with the vision of building a stronger regional workforce and increasing high-quality employment opportunities. Through this initiative we will understand how the skills and education of the area’s workforce match up to the staffing needs of regional employers.

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Jun 29, 2017

Understanding the STEM Skills Gap
Through a grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the Northwestern Wisconsin Collaborative for STEM has reviewed the overall college and/or career readiness of high school students in 51 school districts within the ten-county region of Momentum West during the 2014-15 school year. This map series exhibits area-specific aggregated district information including: Enacted and available curriculum that encompasses the scientific practices, knowledge, and skills students must acquire...

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May 12, 2017

Momentum West Talent Retention & Attraction Strategic Action Plan
The Lower Chippewa Valley in western Wisconsin is primed for growth.  Located immediately adjacent to Minneapolis and St. Paul, the region offers a wealth of amenities to companies at a fraction of the cost in one of the Midwest’s fastest growing regions.  However, area businesses are not finding the talent they need to fill jobs and grow.  While this is a common national problem, west...

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Posted on:
May 12, 2017

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